Sunday, 26 February 2017

Christmas Wreath with Baubles

Hello again!  I always seem to do two or three posts right at the end of the month!  I need to be more organised and do more through the month.  It all depends on how I am feeling energy wise as to what I get done - M.E.  can be such a pain!  Quick and simple Christmas card today with Cardio stamps - I love them, they are so versatile!  I must use them more often to make some cards other than wreaths - the possibilities are endless I just haven't ventured there yet!


I used stamps from four Cardio sets - Oriental Bloom, Whimsy Christmas, Elegant Baubles and Sweet Hearts.  Using all pigment inks, I began by stamping the twig to make the main structure of the wreath, added all the flowers and leaves then the baubles and hearts.  There is a lot of first, second, third and, even fourth, generation stamping to give depth.  I drew strings for the baubles using a black marker pen then used Glossy Accents on the baubles and glitter for sparkle.  The panel was glued to a red mat then a white card base and is flat for posting!  Always good!  I think I will make more of these!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

February Rudolph Days Challenge by Scrappymo - Anything Christmas.
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Use Red or Pink and add a Heart.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.

I am happy to make Christmas Cards anytime and it gets me ahead for December entering Christmas Challenges nice and early!

Thank you so much for popping by - I am so happy that you have!  Will be popping around blogland over the next few days to see all the lovely makes!  Its never as much as I would like!  So sorry!

Take care!  Christine xxx

25 comments:

Barb said...

Happy Rdolph day Chris. Your card really is a beauty. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous wreath Chris and you have used such a lovely combination of colours. Looks perfect set against the red frame. Hugs Mrs A.

Marina said...

Very pretty and delicate-looking

Redanne said...

It really is a beautiful card Chris, the colours are wonderful. I have some of those Cardio stamps stashed away somewhere but have never used them, I am ashamed to say. Well done for keeping ahead with your Christmas cards too! Hugs, Anne xx

Jean said...

This is such a pretty wreath, I love the sparkles.
Jean x

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card! I love that wreath and the soft colors of the add on's. The ornaments look so pretty hanging from the wreath. I feel your pain, I have Lupus, RA and Fibro among other illnesses and they are quite literally a pain! Wishing you well!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sue - said...

That is a beautiful card. I have never had a lot of success with those little stamps, I really ought to try again.

chrissie said...

A very beautiful clean and crisp card

Love Chrissie xx

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous wreath, Chris ... so soft and pretty ... so festive with those ornaments threaded through it! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathleen said...

really lovely card, love the wreath and your choice of colours.

Kath x

Carol said...

I Love your colours Christine, Looks like you are already getting ready for Christmas. Good idea.
It's lovely to see you join us at Bizzy Bec's Anything goes again. All the best with the competition.
Crafty Hugs from Carol ( BBDT)

scrappymo! said...

This is the nicest kind of handmade wreath. Loving the flowers and assortment of fabulous stamps you used over the twig wreath. The baubles are really pretty too.

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kath said...

A fabulous Christmas wreath - great design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Dr Sonia S V said...

So pretty it looks...the CAS style is simply fabulous in your card!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely wreath. The stamps you used sound like the Tapestry Rubber Stamps that I used to have (well, probably still do stashed someplace).

linda said...

beautiful! such a pretty wreath with all the generations of stamping; i love that some are bold and some are so soft to give it dimension! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!

linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous wreath, I love how you've used the stamps for this beautiful card.

Sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Christine, love how all the layers look together, before I read your post I thought the twiggy one was the last you stamped as it stands out more, I will have to give generation stamping a go, Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

SARN said...

WOW - this is soooo pretty.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Hi Chris x Thank You for dropping by my blog and leaving such kind words...so appreciated. Love your beautiful card........... great details.

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Darnell said...

I adore this sweet and dainty Christmas wreath with the pretty little ornaments, Chris! I can see where it would be fun making this one - and now you have to go explore other designs! You can do it!! Hope you are feeling better! Lots of hugs, Darnell xxoo

Sandy said...

I love this card - it is so classic!
Sandy xx

Anne said...

Oooh I bought some Card-i-o stamps and haven't used them yet! this might just inspire me to get them out - very pretty

Anne x

Jackie said...

You make using cardio stamps look very easy! I often end up with rather a mess. A beautiful and delicate card. Jx